Aviation Engineering News

The aviation industry is built on a backbone of large-scale engineering, from 400-seater VLAs like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 777x to the complex mechanical operations behind large international airports.

Airlines are facing new challenges surrounding long-haul flights, reduced flight times, safety pressures and environmental impact. Engineering solutions including super-sonic aircraft, wing design and aerodynamics are beginning to shape the future of the industry and define the engineering that it is producing.

Due to the multinational nature of air travel, the aviation industry is often subject to a broad range of international standards and legislations which, in turn, can affect the engineering behind the aircraft. In recent years, the industry has seen ever-increasing pressures to improve its environmental credentials and safety record. All of this whilst trying to reduce costs in line with low-fare airlines and an increasing demand from travellers for cheap flights to a wider range of destinations than ever before.

This page is the only place you need to go to find all the latest aviation engineering news including the latest airliners from the likes of Boeing and Airbus to new jet engines from Rolls Royce and updated systems being deployed in domestic and international airports. We’ll keep you up to date with the introduction of new airliners, the retirement of older models and who’s picking up key contracts to produce replacement global fleets across the commercial aviation industry.  

Coronavirus: Eight Unusual Flights You Might Have Missed

Thomas Haynes

Thomas Haynes explores some of the more unique flights that have occurred during the pandemic.

Thomas Haynes

EasyJet Grounds Entire Fleet

Thomas Haynes

British low-cost airline, easyJet has grounded its entire fleet following unprecedented travel restrictions imposed by governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thomas Haynes

Airbus delivers masks to Spain to aid COVID-19 crisis efforts

Khalem Chapman

An Airbus A400M has delivered critically needed masks to Spain as part of an effort to combat the COVID-19 virus.

Khalem Chapman
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Short haul, long aircraft: Iberia A340-600 to London

Spencer Bennett

Spencer Bennett samples a short-haul Iberia
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Spencer Bennett

R-100 Airship's debut flight commemorated

Steve Beebee

A set of first day covers have been issued to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Airship R-100's maiden voyage.

Steve Beebee

Demonstrator phase launched for European FCAS

Khalem Chapman

The French, German and Spanish governments have awarded the initial framework contracts (Phase 1A) to a consortium of companies, launching the demonstrator phase for the Système de Combat Aérien du Futur (SCAF, or Future Combat Air System – FCAS).

Khalem Chapman

B-52 engine replacement campaign gathers pace

Khalem Chapman

The US Air Force (USAF) has provided an update on its Commercial Engine Replacement Program (CERP) – which seeks to replace the powerplant of its venerable Boeing B-52H Stratofortress fleet.

Khalem Chapman

A330-800 Receives Regulatory Greenlight

Thomas Lee

The European Aviation Safety Agency and the US Federal Aviation Administration have awarded the Airbus A330-800 a joint type certificate.

Thomas Lee

AtlasGlobal Halts Flights Again

Thomas Lee

Turkish airline AtlasGlobal has suspended operations for a second time, less than two months after it restored services.

Thomas Lee

Royal Thai Air Force orders H135s

Khalem Chapman

Airbus Helicopters has announced that the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has placed an order for six H135s for use as military training helicopters under its pilot training enhancement programme.

Khalem Chapman

Aviation Engineering Companies

The aviation industry is made up of engineering giants including Boeing, Airbus, Rolls Royce, Gulfstream and Honda. Between them, they produce a wide variety of aircraft from single propeller craft and private jets through to the European short haul favourite, the Airbus A320 and long-haul behemoths like the Boeing 747.

This page will keep you up to date with the latest engineering news from these companies including ongoing projects, testing phases and maiden flights for new models. Be the first to find out which airlines are updating their fleets with the latest models and which manufacturer has secured the production contract.

To find out more on commercial aviation news take a look at some of our other related pages including Airport NewsAirport Technology and Commercial Aviation News.